CATANDUANES, PHILIPPINES – Due to its successful run last year, the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) brings back ScienTeach: A Virtual Symposium for the Youth. NAST PHL, in partnership with Department of Science and Technology Region V and Philippine Science & Technology Center - Catanduanes, will conduct this year’s first episode of ScienTeach on March 08, 2021 at 9:00 AM with a live broadcast on the NAST PHL social media accounts. The virtual symposium is open for all junior and senior high school students from the region.
The resource speakers for this year’s first episode are Academician Aura C. Matias and Academician Guillermo Q. Tabios III with 2019 Outstanding Young Scientist, Dr. Marla M. Redillas as Master of Ceremonies and Moderator.
Before the pandemic, the Symposium for the Youth with NAST Scientists was held in various provinces of the country in partnership with the DOST Regional Offices. Starting last year, the symposium went virtual as an adaptive effort of NAST PHL to continue serving its stakeholders. ScienTeach is a collection of episodes that will highlight varying topics and feature NAST Members and awardees who are accomplished in their respective fields. It will utilize online platforms while obtaining the objectives of the traditional lecture series, which are to: 1) promote science and technology, 2) bring our scientists closer to the youth, and 3) inspire and encourage the students to pursue a career in science.
The event will also be participated by NAST PHL Vice President, Academician Fabian M. Dayrit, DepEd Catanduanes Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Susan S. Collano, and DOST V Regional Director, Dir. Rommel R. Serrano.
NAST PHL is an attached agency of the DOST and serves as the country’s premier recognition and advisory body on Science and Technology. (Dhan Michael L. dela Peña/NAST PHL)
The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) conducted the Visayas Regional Future Earth Community Mobilization Workshop last 23 and 24 February 2021 via Zoom with the theme, “Resilience and Sustainability Concerns in View of the COVID-19 Impact on Health, Food, Security, and Mobility”. The aim was to establish partnerships with local government units to address the sustainability problems of their municipalities. The 230 workshop participants, who were mainly from Western, Central, and Eastern Visayas consisted of representatives from the local government offices, academe, business sector, and civil society.
Academician (Acd.) Rhodora Azanza, president of NAST PHL; Dr. Gregorio del Pilar, president of National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP); and Engr. Rowen Gelonga, director of DOST Region 6, all gave their welcome remarks. This is followed by the presentation of National Scientist (NS) Lourdes Cruz, project leader of the Future Earth Philippines (FEP), about its goal to improve national capabilities and help attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Knowledge-to-Action programs.
The Engineering Sciences and Technology Division (ESTD) of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) launched its webinar series on Digital Transformations and Digital Ecosystems on 11 January 2021 via Zoom and Facebook Live.
NAST PHL president, Academician (Acd.) Rhodora V. Azanza officially opened the event by enumerating the big role of digital technologies in our lives, specifically during the time of pandemic. She hoped that by the end of the webinar, participants would gain knowledge on the benefits of digital transformations in the economic and socio-cultural status of our country.
The event was moderated by Ms. Gel M. Miranda, host of DOSTv, run and managed by the DOST Science and Technology Information Institute (STII). Six (6) members of the ESTD discussed the role of digital transformation and digital ecosystems in their respective domains.